Joy Overcomes Weeping

By , May 20, 2019

“For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.”
Psalm 30:5 NIV

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“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 NIV

The last couple of devotionals have considered the place of weeping in the believer’s life. We have learned that tears are a necessary part of this world’s order. We are commanded in Scripture to weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15). We have Jesus as an example of one who wept with people in pain (John 11:35). So we can call this life the valley of tears.

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The Place Of Tears

By , May 19, 2019

“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people,
‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says:
I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.’”
2 Kings 20:5

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The beginning of a true and lasting relationship with the Lord is in the valley of tears. There certainly are mountaintop experiences of joy in our Christian lives but it all must begin with tears—tears of repentance for our sin.

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Paying For Other Peoples’ Sin

By , May 18, 2019

‘The Lord’s anger burned against Israel
and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years,
until the whole generation of those
who had done evil in his sight was gone.”
Numbers 32:13 NIV

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Often when we read the Bible we tend to gloss over some matters that are not expressly stated yet are crystal clear if you read between the lines.

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Absolute Security

By , May 17, 2019

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Hebrews 13:8 NIV

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As we grow older we are in the process of changing in many ways. Memory often begins to fail us, stronger glasses are needed to read the newspaper and see distant scenes. Like it or not we are degenerating in frustrating ways. The notion of being impervious to change seems impossible for us mortals to understand.

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Heaven’s Glories

By , May 16, 2019

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
Revelation 21:2 KJV

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“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Revelation 21:2-3 KJV

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